Jade Wong is a video artist, production designer, arts educator, and cook based in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA. Their practice sits with the estrangement felt in the process of uncovering histories, often manifesting through a combination of grief, failure, and absurd humor. Drawn to the excavative and healing potential of touch, sound, and taste, they engage in and document domestic rituals like cooking, crafting, watching TV, and eating. When it feels right, they turn to speculative fiction, performing characters and queering tropes. The processing of media becomes a tactile act of catharsis and play.
They work primarily with underground and independent film productions, and are interested in collective, non-hierarchical filmmaking practices. Their videos have shown nationally and internationally at Onion City Film Festival, Mimesis Documentary Festival, TRANSlations Film Festival, Burnt Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, Floating Projects Collective, and Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center. As a teaching artist and media practitioner they focus on the intersections of post-colonial theory, media analysis, and technological accessibility. They received a Spark Grant from the Chicago Artist Coalition in 2021, and will be attending Stove Works Artist Residency in 2023.